Identity as a Form of Protest
Mar 9, 2025
The final artist talk will feature Despoina “Penny” Demertzi, Francesca Hummler,
Jack Moyse and Jesse Egner. The artists will discuss the exploration of their identities in their bodies of work and how they utilize it as a tool of protest for the continuous negotiation of identity in both public and private spheres. Demertzi’s poetic narrative performance reveals her as a synesthete whose body gestates the metamorphosis of the interrelation between empathy and class consciousness, Hummler’s work depicts her identity within her family’s structure and how the experiences of older generations have shaped her, Moyse’s self-portraits show the impact of muscular dystrophy has on his physical and mental health, and Egner’s photographers offers fragmented narratives of queer identity that exist between reality and fantasy.